- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Officers stopped a man who was threatening to jump from Portland’s Broadway Bridge.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson said Tuesday morning that officers grabbed hold of the man and pulled him back to the bridge deck.

North Precinct officers dispatched to the scene at 5:30 a.m. found the shivering, 43-year-old man outside the railing, threatening to jump into the Willamette River.

Officers began talking with the man. They offered him a coat but he refused to take it and started leaning toward the river.

That’s when officers quickly came up with a plan to grab the man at the next available opportunity.

The man was taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital on a police hold.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide